Other Voices, Other Rooms
Our image of the North is still influenced by romantic paintings and by pristine snowy landscapes far from any human civilization. "True North," the current show at the Deutsche Guggenheim, calls this stereotypical view into question. In contrast to their
predecessors, the works of Stan Douglas, Olafur Eliasson, Elger Esser, Thomas Flechtner, Roni Horn, Armin Linke, and Orit Raff take a critical stance to
history, the environment, and politics. The current investigation into art historical traditions is also a focus of the new edition of db artmag +++ Stan Douglas' remarkably beautiful video installation "Nu.tka." explores a dark chapter of colonial history.
In an interview, the Canadian artist explains his aesthetic and complex work +++ Elger Esser's elegiac landscape images speak of the longing for a lost oneness with nature. An essay by Alexander Pühringer on the German photographer +++ A nostalgic cosmos full of beauty and decadence – Karen Kilimnik creates ideal images of past times and then destroys them again just as quickly. Tim Ackermann introduces the American artist +++ Figures of women in danger of drowning in decorative patterns: Adriana Czernin's elegant drawings seem to transport the aesthetic of the fin de siècle into the present. Kito Nedo visited the artist in Vienna.